Italian Chicken Salad

"This is an old favorite of mine from childhood... but nowadays goes great for tea-parties when served on toast wedges or just plain, served stuffed into a tomato for presentation... or my husbands favorite way: sandwich style topped with a few pieces of crisp bacon with a slice of avocado between two pieces of white bread! This is great for using up leftovers from Rotisserie Chicken..."
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  • I use my mini-food processor to chop all of the ingredients except the chicken -- I just give them a few "pulses" per ingredient so they are not pureed in the food processor.
  • Mix mayonnaise, and cream cheese together in bowl until creamy. Stir in chicken & remaining ingredients. Chill until ready to serve.
  • *Can add more or less of the mayonnaise & cream cheese mixture according to taste/texture desired.
  • Note: you can buy the chicken pre-cooked or make it ahead of time. I recommend using all white meat.
  • Also, you can substitute the pinoli nuts with chopped almond slivers if budget-conscious.

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  1. This was delightful and different! I think the addition of the cream cheese really made the difference, and all the other ingredients really blended nicely together. I have not seen a chicken salad recipe like this before, but I will definitely be making this again! Made for Zaar Alphabet Soup Tag Game.
  2. This was so very good. I halved the quantity, but used the full amount of artichokes. Served on a bed of lettuce it was a great dinner for a hot summer's day.
  3. Delicioso!!!!!! * * * * * five stars
  4. Words can't describe how delicious this is & how easy it is to make with a mini-chopper. I used that for everything & made recipe with leftover whole chicken. This would be great for brunch. I was dying to have this on a croissant for some reason but had to settle for wheat toast! This was very very tasty.
  5. Sounds too delightful! Can't wait to try this!


<p>Born &amp; raised in Northern NJ and now live in the NJ suburbs of New York City. <br /><br />I grew up on all the traditional Italian meals from my Grandmother's kitchen. Holiday's were parades of food of all kinds, from main dishes to desserts, but mostly I remember Gram's traditional Italian dishes around the Holiday's surrounded by all of our family. <br /><br />I love to cook everything now. I find it great to experiment &amp; try new recipes. Most of all, I love to entertain &amp; host dinners with family, friends &amp; have Holidays at home with my terrific husband &amp; our four legged furry goofball bulldog! <br /><br />===================================== <br /><br />Spring 2008: I was picked for the Pick-A-Chef Spring 2008 Contest by a wonderful chef: Chef #166642 who made my Recipe #293174 and my Recipe #285517 and lastly, my Recipe #287338 <br /><br />The link to the cookbook from that contest is: <br /><br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /><br />===================================== <br /><br />July 2008: I was just Z-mailed that I was picked for My 3 Chefs 2008 Cooking Contest by: Chef #829183 who made my: Recipe #307814 <br /><br />She Z-mailed me the link to the cookbook from that contest: <br /><br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /><br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /><br /><br />=====================================</p>
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